I am most at home… at home on Sunday mornings. Sunday is my lazy day, my praise day, my reading day my inspired day. It is the day that I always make a point to take time out for myself. I listen to my body, my thoughts, and my desires and do everything I can within reason to grant myself anything that Myself is asking for. Please don’t invite me to your home on a Sunday for dinner, a party, a meeting, not even for a quick friendly catch up….chances are, no definitely…I don’t want to do it.
It is the most rejuvenating time for me…I see why God decided to take a break and rest on this day; it is the holy of the most holy. There is one thing that I enjoy doing on Sunday evenings, joining my chanting group for a round of the Gayatri or Medicine Buddha kirtins.
Reciting these two mantras make me feel at home. I was first exposed to the Gayatri and upon hearing the group chant, the first “OM” I was hooked! I was born under the sun sign of Taurus and I am a true Taurean. I am a homebody, a homemaker, and a home dweller. Once I find something that makes me feel at home, rarely do I stray. This is so true for me when it comes to sounds that I enjoy. I can put a song on my iPod and leave it on repeat for an entire 3 hour drive. I love the familiar. There is no wonder I love the sound of this mantra being repeated.
Sound is a familiar that we can all relate to. An infant reacts to the sound of its mother’s voice while still in the womb. The sound of your lover (especially while making love) the sound of your child’s voice, the sound of one of your favorite tunes, all these sounds, these vibrations bring positive reactions. Joy!
My assignment for this week, while on this journey back home, is to give special, MINDFUL reverence to sound. I will be mindful of the sounds that I listen to, listen for, and MAKE! I will only take in sounds that are truly the Temple of My Familiar, sound that harkens to my soul ….all other vibrations I lay at the feet of my spirit guides.
Today I am thankful for familiar and beautiful sounds!
Lifeis: About sounds that are soothing to the soul, they create a comforting home for your Being.